Paula Uzarek

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21 Unforgettable Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend

Photo: Daniel Brittain, Explorer for The Outbound<p>When a holiday weekend comes around, you need to take advantage of that extra day off and spend some time outside. We've got 21 unforgettable adventures that are the perfect way to do just that. Whether you're into hiking, camping, biking, climbing …

5 Ways to Think Yourself Skinny: The Harvard Study That'll Shock You

<i>Feeling your best doesn't start in the gym. Check out this study shared by YourTango on the role that positive thinking plays in being healthier.</i><p>I talk (and write, and think!) a lot about mindfulness. It can help you feel happier; it can help you become better at everything; it can make you eat …

19 travel destinations for 2016 — and what to read while you're there

It's never too soon to start planning your next trip.<p>It's always good to have something to look forward to, and taking one trip invariably leads us …

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

7 Things My Divorce Taught Me About Life, Love and Marriage

At the start of 2014, my life imploded. After countless efforts to work through issues in my marriage, I finally had to admit: I wasn't going to have my happily-ever-after in my present situation. I left my marriage, my home, and one of my dogs. (If you consider that the ex also kept the truck, my …

Relationships

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Hipster Barbie’s Instagram Mocks Every Annoying Hipster Instagram Post

This hipster barbie Instagram account does a great job of mocking the unoriginal, stereotypical and tremendously “authentic” posts that we see on …

2 Ways You Can Start Having Better, More Interesting Conversations

The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or politics, or sports; they are about emotions. Advertisers have known that for decades and use it to sell more product.<p><i>How Can I Start An Interesting Conversation? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Julian</b> …

What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

<b>"Loneliness is dangerous. It's addicting. Once you see how peaceful it is, you don't wanna deal with people."</b><p>-- Unknown<p>This is a difficult one for most people to understand. For me, it's especially hard because I have a massive fear of abandonment, and feeling lonely brings out those fears in full …

Bruce Lee

Here's the Method Master Coaches Use to Create Trust

Today I was on a coaching call and I was scared. It was the first five minutes of the conversation and I had this feeling that I've had before: this feeling that I have no idea what I'm doing.<p>As I sat there I could feel the fear coursing through my body. I watched the thoughts rise and fall. I …

Meditation

Burnout: Tips on How to Overcome the Feelings of Helplessness, Loss of Motivation and Stress at Your Job

Burnout has been described as the erosion of the soul, a cross between helplessness and hopelessness, a severe loss of motivation and/or a mismatch between the requirements of the employer and the capabilities of the employee. Burnout can come about as the result of stress, low morale, poor working …

Burnout

10 Oblique Exercises for a Flat Stomach, Fast

Show off your good sides (yep, both!) with these obliques exercises designed to strengthen and slim your midsection<p>While we love a good ab workout, a …

Workouts

Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

Strengthen your glutes and hamstrings, and look hella good from behind.<p>So get this: Saddlebags aren’t really saddlebags. I know, I know—one more fitness thing that's confusing. The truth, though, is that there's no body part called the saddlebag, and saddlebags aren’t simply fat that is attached to …

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best exercise might be the one you aren't doing. Switching up your usual workout routine will challenge your muscles in new ways and battle boredom, which could make you more motivated to work out in the first place. So if you catch yourself on the …

Exercise

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

Learning a new language comes with incredible side benefits, including enhanced brain performance, cultural knowledge, and career opportunities. …

Language Learning

Tips for Retaining Vital Information, from a Memory Champion

My brother has the best memory. He can recall the names of people he’s met only once, even briefly. He never forgets a date or appointment. He …

Washing Machines

Which Meditation Is Right for You?

You’ve probably heard that meditation can reduce stress, boost your immune system, and make you a happier, more focused person. But, there are so …

9 Easy Ways To Destress, Declutter & Simplify Your Life

My job as a functional medicine practitioner is to look at the at all the different factors that give rise to chronic and autoimmune diseases. A lot …

3 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Coffee

Coffee is basically the glue that keeps us college kids together. Whether we're trying to finish that paper we procrastinated on, or trying to stay awake during that 8 a.m., coffee is there to help.<p>Check out these 6 coffee hacks that will make you an even bigger coffee addict then you already</b> …

Lightweight camping gear: how to pack

<b>YOU WINCE AT THE</b> memory of the feeling: the soles of your feet tenderised black and blue, straps cutting into your shoulder blades, your hip belt …

How to be happier without really trying

You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased happiness. You just don't realize it.<p>And that's the problem. If you did them more consistently those joyful times would be so much better and you'd be happier all around.<p>They're small, they're silly, and you can do them without …

Happiness

What Remains of Paris’ La Petite Ceinture

Stretching 32 kilometres around the city centre of Paris lies la petite ceinture, a railway built more than two centuries ago that now sits unused. …

Father-Son Duo Complete All 50 States in Their Pun-Fueled Food Map of the U.S.

Just a little over a year ago, Chris Durso (creator of Foodiggity) and his then-8-year-old son Cameron embarked on a fun, visual collaboration known as <i>Foodnited States of America</i>. Together, the Durso duo planned to recreate all 50 states of the U.S. out of various, edible ingredients with a …

New Jersey

Here’s Why Instagram Chose to Break the Frame

Instagram cracked the restrictive barriers of its iconic square format yesterday, announcing to the world that it intends to remain the dominant …

The 7 Most Insane Abandoned Places in California

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>If you've ever seen I Am Legend or 28 Days Later you know that 1) there's something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, and 2) zombies are jerks. Providing you with all the eerie fascination you can handle, but none of the "zombie dogs killing your …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Tiny Buddha's 365 Tiny Love Challenges

What people are saying<p>What a terrific resource! This book provides so many thought-provoking ideas for simple, fun “challenges” to help us live …

Happiness